Author Topic: The surname "Kemble Jones"  (Read 1098 times)

Offline lydiaann

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
The surname "Kemble Jones"
« on: Wednesday 17 December 14 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Dear Chatters "Down Under":


I am seeking information from people with the surname "Kemble Jones" (with or without a hypen) to find out if any of you have details of where this combination came from.  The earliest I can find is Joseph Kemble Jones b. about 1814 in Liverpool, England and died 2Q 1888 in Derbyshire, England.  In fact, his death registration is the only time I can find the 'Kemble' added to his surname.  I notice from the Internet that several Australian citizens with this name are registered on a couple of social media sites.  If any of you have traced your family tree, is there any trace of a Doris (?Kemble) Jones, born 1900 to Frederick Kemble Jones and Ann Jane (nee Houghton) in Derbyshire, England?

Thanks - and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

lydiaann
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline catfordcrooner

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 708
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.natio
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 December 14 13:46 GMT (UK) »
I tried using Kemble as a Christian name and on FindMyPast it came up with loads of Kemble Jones with the addition of their 1st names. Haven't tried other sites but I expect the result would be the same

Jeff
Crawford
Taylor
Hurstwaite
Hayles
Dunlop
Neil - Cork, Ireland

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline lydiaann

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 December 14 14:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that.  I actually have quite a bit of family with the name Kemble Jones, so I think that everything you found is probably in my tree.  It's just that we seem to have 'lost' Doris and it seems a shame that her nuclear family may have died out - her 2 elder brothers were killed within weeks of one another in WWI and her sister is also "MIA" (though there may be a link now).  Also, one or two people are desperate to prove that the Kemble comes from the famous Sarah Kemble (of the Siddons family) when I am absolutely certain it doesn't - dates and locations all wrong when 'testing' these people's theories.

lydiaann
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

Offline catfordcrooner

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 708
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.natio
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 December 14 14:26 GMT (UK) »
In the 1911 census they are not using the name Kemble, so if this continued it would be quite difficult to find a Doris Jones after this.
Crawford
Taylor
Hurstwaite
Hayles
Dunlop
Neil - Cork, Ireland

Offline lydiaann

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 December 14 14:54 GMT (UK) »
Not all members of the family used 'Kemble' all the time, even when they were baptized as such, or noted with that name in a census.  It would appear that 'legal' names didn't matter quite so much.  Eleanors and Ellens were recorded as Nellie, Dorothys as Dolly, etc. etc.  And, as I said, with the earliest - Joseph - his full name was recorded only at death and not in any of the censuses.  So, Doris may not have had the name Kemble, or may have 'adopted' it later in life.  Unfortunately, censuses end at 2011 and, so far, I have found no marriage or death for her.

(And are you really a 'crooner'???!)
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

Offline lydiaann

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 16:41 BST (UK) »
Update - 5 years later!  Doris has appeared - married in 1932 in Derby to a James Brown and living in Derby as a 'Domestic' in 1939, annotated as 'married' but no sign of hubby.  Could only wish that she married someone with an unusual name; as it is, Jas. has proved impossible to trace for sure.  If anyone knows any just cause or impediment why I should not abandon this one small trace, please speak now, etc. etc. etc.
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

Offline Ladyhawk

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,840
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 16:54 BST (UK) »
Update - 5 years later! 

Doris has appeared - married in 1932 in Derby to a James Brown and living in Derby as a 'Domestic' in 1939, annotated as 'married' but no sign of hubby. 

Could only wish that she married someone with an unusual name; as it is, Jas. has proved impossible to trace for sure.

Have you obtained the 1932 marriage certificate ?

Hopefully that would confirm both their fatherís names, occupations , perhaps his age and
who knows witnesses maybe family members

Offline Ladyhawk

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,840
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 16:56 BST (UK) »
Does the dob for Doris Brown match with her birth certificate?

Edit - as her husband James is not with her perhaps he was in the Military but that doesnít
really help has you havenít got a dob or pob

Have you checked to see if they had children - maybe Kemble as a middle name?



Offline Ladyhawk

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,840
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: The surname "Kemble Jones"
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 18:27 BST (UK) »
Re: 1932 marriage unfortunately only transcription available online

Doris Kamble Jones
Marriage year   1932 Derby Register Office
Spouse James Brown
Reference   DU/124/080

1931 Electoral Register
address 23 Bloomfield Street
Ann Jane Jones
Doris Kemble JONES
Helena Emily K Jones
Polling district or place   Litchurch
Constituency   P B of Derby
Constituency in full   Parliamentary Borough of Derby

Have no idea if this might be the same James Brown that Doris married
same polling district Litchurch year 1931

address 7 Graham Street
Thomas Smith
Annie Smith
James Brown
Heís there in 1930,1929 & 1928 with the same people

There are these deaths for a Doris Brown bn 1900

Doris BROWN age 73 born 6 2 1900
Death quarter   4 Death year   1973
District   Bakewell Derbyshire Volume   3A Page   49

Doris BROWN age 56 Birth year   1900
Death quarter   4 Death year   1956
District   Derby Volume   3A Page   206